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Public Services and Governance

The Public Services and Governance research group brings together scholars from the Faculty of Social Sciences and the University of Stirling providing cutting-edge research on public service change, reform and leadership. The research groups innovates in empirical, methodological and theoretical contributions to the challenges that public service face across the globe.

The current research priorities of the group are:

  • Place-making, place-keeping and place-based service delivery;
  • Co-production with service users and communities;
  • Co-production of research with policy customers and communities;
  • Digital citizenship and new methods of engagement;
  • Workforce change and development and leadership across all public services.

The research expertise of the group supports our professional education and development across all subjects in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Public Services and Governance is part of:

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Professor Isobel Anderson
Professor Isobel Anderson

Professor, Housing Studies

Professor Alison Bowes
Professor Alison Bowes

Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr Sandra Engstrom
Dr Sandra Engstrom

Lecturer, Social Work

Jennifer Galbraith
Jennifer Galbraith

PhD Researcher, Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

Dr Dave Griffiths
Dr Dave Griffiths

Lecturer in Quantitative Methods, Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

Nanayakkara Saminda Gunasinghe
Nanayakkara Saminda Gunasinghe

PhD Researcher, Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

Dr Siân Lucas
Dr Siân Lucas

Lecturer, Social Work

Ms Kathryn Mackay
Ms Kathryn Mackay

Lecturer, Social Work

Dr Peter Matthews
Dr Peter Matthews

Senior Lecturer, Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

Dr Vikki McCall
Dr Vikki McCall

Lecturer, Housing Studies

Mr Diarmuid McDonnell
Mr Diarmuid McDonnell

Research Assistant, Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

Catherine Pemble CP
Catherine Pemble

PhD Researcher, Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

Dr Steve Rolfe
Dr Steve Rolfe

Research Fellow, Housing Studies

Professor Kirstein Rummery
Professor Kirstein Rummery

Professor, Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

Dr Alasdair C Rutherford
Dr Alasdair C Rutherford

Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Methods, Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

Dr Fiona Sherwood-Johnson
Dr Fiona Sherwood-Johnson

Lecturer, Social Work

Richard Simmons RS
Mr Richard Simmons

Senior Lecturer, Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

Tom Wallace
Tom Wallace

PhD Researcher, Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

Judy Warburton
Judy Warburton

PhD Researcher, Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

Professor Cate Watson
Professor Cate Watson

Professor, Education

Dr Ben Williamson
Dr Ben Williamson

Lecturer, Education

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